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weerover Lyr Req: Up Went Nelson (Go Lucky Four) (27) Lyr Add: UP WENT NELSON 30 Jun 04


Hey Skarpi, if you're still around I finally tracked this down though with one word I can't quite make out:

UP WENT NELSON

Up went Nelson in old Dublin (x2)
All along O'Connell Street the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too

One early mornin' in the year of '66
A band of Irish laddies were knockin' up some tricks
They though Horatio Nelson had overstayed a mite
So they helped him on his way with some sticks of gelignite

Up went Nelson in old Dublin (x2)
All along O'Connell Street the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too

The Irish population came from miles around
To see the English hero lying on the ground
The Dublin corporation had no funds to have it done
But the pillar blew to pieces by the ton, ton, ton

Up went Nelson in old Dublin (x2)
All along O'Connell Street the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too

A crowd of lads and lassies from a dance nearby came out
To see the bits of Nelson lyin' all about
A [gusser?] from the Coombe says we'll have to have a care
In case the corporation put King Billy there

Up went Nelson in old Dublin (x2)
All along O'Connell Street the stones and rubble flew
As up went Nelson and the pillar too (x2)

wr.


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